Re: What I Think About You
I want to tell you that I have known you since before the foundations of time. I even know the hairs on your head. I put you together on purpose and for a purpose. I looked at you and saw that you were fearfully and wonderfully made. I even created you in my image.
I know the plans that I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.
I also gave you gifts to prepare and equip you for the plans I have for you. These gifts I've given are irrevocable. Don't neglect them. Exercise them and stir them up!
I want you to be confident about this: When I begin a good work in you, I will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Although you may encounter tribulations in this world, I want you to know that in me you have perfect peace. Be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.
I am not slack concerning my promises. Forever my Word is settled in heaven and my faithfulness to all generations. When I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass. When I've purposed it, I will also do it.
You can look to me as a refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble. Cast your burdens upon me and I will sustain you. I shall suffer the righteous to be moved. Come unto me when you labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. For I am your rock, your fortress, your deliverer, your strength in whom you can trust. Though you fall, you shall not be utterly cast down, for I will uphold you with my righteous hand.
Don't listen to the ungodly, don't stand with sinners, and don't sit with the scornful. But rather delight yourself all day long in my Word. If you do, you will be like a tree planted by the river. You will bring forth fruit in season and whatever you do will prosper.
Finally, I want you to know I love you. I love you so much that I gave my only begotten Son. When you believe in Him, you will not die but have healing, freedom, victory, forgiveness, and eternal life.
**Be the original person God intended you to be. Don't settle for anything less. Don't look back! Look forward and decide today to take steps toward His plan for your life. And remember 1 Thessalonians 5:24 that says, "The one who calls you is faithful and HE WILL DO IT!"
LORD, THANK YOU
LORD, thank you for this sink of dirty dishes,
We have plenty of food to eat;
Thank you for this pile of dirty laundry,
We have plenty of clothes to wear;
Thank you, Lord, for those unmade beds,
They were so warm & comfortable last night,
I know that many have no bed;
My thanks to you, Lord, for this bathroom,
Complete with all the splattered mirrors, soggy, grimy towels and dirty toilet,
They are so convenient;
Thank you for this finger-smudged refrigerator that needs defrosting so badly,
It has served us faithfully.
It is full of cold drinks and enough leftovers for two or three meals;
Thank you, Lord, for this oven that absolutely must be cleaned today,
It has baked so many things over the years;
The whole family is grateful for the lawn that needs mowing;
We all enjoy the memories that have been made in it;
Thank you, Lord, even for the slamming door,
The kids are healthy and able to run and play;
Lord, the presence of all these chores awaiting me says
You have richly blessed my family.
I shall do them CHEERFULLY and I shall do them GRATEFULLY!